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Adopt a best friend at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary

A.C. Roberts

Special to the Village News

Dogs and cats are desperately waiting for adoption at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary (FAS), 230 W. Aviation Road. This animal rescue service is very careful with placement, matching these furry friends with loving forever families. They are a no-kill shelter.

"Cat adoption fees are $150 for kittens up through age 12 months. Cats over 12 months old cost $100. The adoption fee for the dogs varies but is typically $300," says FAS Canine Director Vicki Caldwell.

Caldwell has volunteered at FAS for over nine years. "All our workers are volunteers," she said. "We're always looking for more, ages 18 and up. On a given day they need to work a minimum of two hours once a week."

"Volunteers don't have to clean pens or walk the dogs if they don't want to; there are plenty of other things to do," added Caldwell. "They can wash water and food dishes, blankets and towels, take out trash, etc." To volunteer contact them at [email protected].

All the dogs and cats have been spayed and neutered, microchipped, dewormed and vaccinated. "Some are in foster homes until they're adopted. That kind of socialization is especially important for the young kittens and puppies," said Caldwell.

FAS receives no government funding and is run by donations only. Their biggest fundraiser is their Christmas store. Items for that may be donated all year long.

It is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Monetary donations may be mailed to 230 W. Aviation Blvd., Fallbrook, 92028. Donations cover food, spaying/neutering, microchipping, vaccinations, wellness exams, flea/tick prevention, deworming, emergency care and grooming.

To view photos of FAS's dogs and cats, see and click on Adopt a Pet, or see them on Facebook and TikTok. At those sites people can subscribe to Paw Prints, their free triennial newsletter.

FAS staff is available by appointment only for all adoptions. Contact them at [email protected] or leave a text or voicemail at 760-785-3533.


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